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Gifts and Nations


reviewed by Margaret Mead 1970

coverTitle: Gifts and Nations
Author(s): Wilton S. Dillon
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This is a complex and significant book, concise, but multi-level. It is based upon work done by Dr. Dillon for his dissertation at Teachers College in the Department of Foundations of Education, and it re­flects happily upon the scope which has been traditionally allowed at Teachers College to students of wide-ranging skills and interests. The book is a study at three levels, field work of a most unusual kind: the intimate study of the responses of a French in­dustrialist to American technological advice, a critical use of the ideas of the French anthropologist, Marcel Mauss, about gift exchange among pre-literate peoples, and the development of a theory of the role of reciprocity in the relationship between modern nations, France and the United States. Its uniqueness lies in the combination of using French anthropological theory to interpret French behavior, as we move from an armchair French anthropologist's musings through modern American style field work study of a particular situation, to the level of international relations. The use... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 72 Number 1, 1970, p. 150-153
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1697, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 5:52:28 PM

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